Hey Everybody -

This Sunday I’ll be leading the traditional version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley.

Years ago, I wrote a 4th “stanza” to this carol, and I call it my “Doxology Adaptation”. Feel free to use this as you wish.

I’m serious - try it .. hopefully, you can feel the meter and timing of the words below with the melody of the song. It works really well.

“The Doxology Adaptation”
(by Fred McKinnon, to the tune of Hark the Herald Angels Sing)

Praise God from all blessings flow
Praise Him creatures here below
Praise Him all ye heavenly hosts
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Praise Him for the Savior’s birth!
Praise Him, He who came to earth!
To redeem us from the fall
Son of God, the Maker of all
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.

Whatcha think ... can you hear it? Will you sing it or try it out?

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David,

Haha... yeah, I can relate to that ... already on my blog where we're discussing this (I posted the same thing there at fredmckinnon.com), a few guys are talking about how they don't have ANYTHING traditional. That kinda makes me sad a little, though. Not all tradition is bad ... some of the heritage should be preserved, me thinks.

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